Prayers for peace in South Sudan

God, our Father of love and mercy, today we remember our brothers and sisters in South Sudan.

All hopes for a life in dignity in an independent new state seem to vanish.

With grief we bring before you our pain, that instead of peace and reconciliation so much atrocities, hate and violence overshadows the entire country.

As it is your will that all people should live in harmony, peace and unity we ask you to grant the nation of South Sudan, that the spirit forgiveness and reconciliation may overcome the evil spirits of war and self-interests.

Grant all who have power in state and society your divine wisdom to promote respect, justice and true reconciliation, so that the people of South Sudan will enjoy life in abundance. Remove all obstacles hindering that your will be done. Strengthen all of us, the people of South Sudan and the entire ecumenical family not to lose hope but to become your instrument of peace.

We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

An old tank in South Sudan

Community members walking past an old tank in South Sudan

God the Father of love and mercy,
you created our people from every clan, tribe & nationality.

It is your will that all our people should live in harmony, peace & unity,
because we are all brothers and sisters.

We ask forgiveness for the times we failed to live together in peace.
Heal our offences and help us to reconcile with one another.

Grant to our leaders your divine wisdom
and help us all to promote respect, justice and true reconciliation,
so that the people of South Sudan may live in unity and peace.

We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

More prayers for peace

Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis

Peace prayer of Saint Francis

Prayer for the people of South Sudan

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